Crystal Palace are ‘braced for late offers’ for two of their finest assets, with Liverpool and Manchester City told how high they must go to seal their deals.

Liverpool and Man City both harbour ambitions of finishing the summer transfer window with a flourish. The Reds require another defensive-minded midfielder, while City are hunting a more creative option

Pep Guardiola’s side were already exploring a move for West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta even before Kevin De Bruyne sustained a serious hamstring injury.

But with Paqueta’s move aborted due to an investigation into alleged betting breaches, the Times claimed City could turn their attention to Eberechi Eze.

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Wolves’ Matheus Nunes is also in City’s sights, though their first bid worth £47m was rejected. Talks are continuing, though there have been suggestions City could walk away from the deal if deeming Wolves’ demands excessive.

Elsewhere, Liverpool’s quest to complete their midfield rebuild rolls on after seeing Chelsea snap up both Romeo Lavia and Moises Caicedo.

Sofyan Amrabat, Ryan Gravenberch and Mats Wieffer have all been linked in recent days. BILD journalist Christian Falk also claimed Borussia Monchengladbach expect Liverpool to bid for Manu Kone.

Another in the frame is Palace ace Cheick Doucoure who was named Eagles Player of the Year in his debut season at the club last term.

The 23-year-old would walk straight into Klopp’s strongest eleven if signed, pushing Japan international Wataru Endo onto the bench.

Now, a fresh update from Football Insider has revealed how much it’ll take before Palace wave goodbye to Eze and Doucoure.

£140m in total – £70m each
The online outlet state Palace want £140m for the pair – an even £70m each.

That may sound excessive for Doucoure given he only has one year of EPL football to his name. However, the same could be said of Lavia who recently joined Chelsea for £58m. Doucoure is also far more experienced given he’s four years older than Lavia.

Palace have made would-be suitors aware of their demands, though it doesn’t sound like Liverpool and Man City have been put off.

Indeed, the report notes Palace are ‘braced for late offers’ in the final week of the window.

Eze, 25, enjoyed a breakthrough season at Selhurst Park last term when scoring 10 and assisting four in the Premier League.

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